Serum pattern of circulating adipokines throughout the physiological menstrual cycle.

@article{Asimakopoulos2009SerumPO,
  title={Serum pattern of circulating adipokines throughout the physiological menstrual cycle.},
  author={Byron Asimakopoulos and Athanasios Milousis and Theodora M Gioka and Georgia Kabouromiti and George Gianisslis and Androniki Troussa and Mara Simopoulou and Simoni A Katergari and Grigorios A Tripsianis and Nikos K Nikolettos},
  journal={Endocrine journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={425-33}
}
This study investigated the serum levels of resistin, adiponectin and leptin during the physiological menstrual cycle. Sixteen women (age: 19-30 years; body mass index: 19.46-24.9) with regular menstrual cycles participated. Fasting blood samples were collected on alternate days throughout a full menstrual cycle. Mean resistin concentrations were slightly higher during the luteal phase (5.30+/-0.23 ng/ml) compared to the follicular (4.68+/-0.07 ng/ml) and midcycle (4.86+/-0.09 ng/ml) phases (p… CONTINUE READING